Chapters & Clubs

chapter

Keep checking the Clubs and Chapters page on the Brother Martin website for information about your local chapter or club.

Atlanta

Atlanta

Atlanta Chapter Cocktail Party

Alumni and friends gathered for Thursday Night Football’s Saints vs. Falcons, in the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, for a Saints Pre-game Party hosted by Gary Froeba ’71, Managing Director of Operational Programs and Regional Vice President of Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Nick Lagattuta ’71Barry Hebert ’74 and Kenny Spellman ’84 updated attendees on campus activities and Phase III of our Capital Campaign. David Buckel ’82 commented, “It’s always fun to catch up with fellow alumni and hear Crusader news.”

There are over 200 alumni living in the Atlanta area. Alumni and Brother Martin parents from New Orleans, whom were in Atlanta for the game, joined the celebration before kick-off. St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu and Brother Martin alumni in attendance discussed future chapter events before heading to the game to cheer on the Saints.

Go Saints!

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Austin

Austin

Austin/San Antonio Chapter Dinner

Alumni gathered at River City Seafood & Grill in San Antonio for a Chapter Dinner in late February.  Assistant to the President Nick Lagattuta ’71 updated the group on campus activities and discussed the future school plans and chapter events.  Dr. Joe Macaluso ’71 sponsored the dinner.  There are approximately 120 alumni living in the San Antonio/Austin area.

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Chapter Social

It was a ‘lucky’ night for alumni and friends at the annual Baton Rouge Chapter social on Saturday, August 19 at L’ Abuerge Casino in Baton Rouge. Alumni and friends from the Baton Rouge- area joined the Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83, the Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, and the Director of School Services Barry Hebert ’74 at the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill.  This Baton Rouge Chapter Social was a first for Corrente as the newly appointed Director of Alumni. Corrente remarked that “it is always great to gather with fellow alumni from various years and share high school stories.”

This year, the young alumni who are currently enrolled at LSU were eager to socialize and share stories with other alumni from Brother Martin, Cor Jesu, and St. Aloysius. Peter Castelluccio, a member of the Class of 1991, was excited about making a new connection with a current alum and friend.  He stated that “Saturday’s gathering was a great opportunity to meet fellow Crusader alumni here in Baton Rouge.  I enjoyed seeing some old friends and reminiscing about the past and catching up.  I actually ran into one alumnus that I have played softball with for years and never even knew he graduated from Cor Jesu.  What a small world!  The Stadium Club worked well for hosting the event and the food was delicious.  Can’t wait for next year’s event.”

In addition, alumni and guests were updated on current Crusader news: the renovations, the athletic and extracurricular events, as well as any academic achievements. The Office of Alumni  looks forward to returning to Baton Rouge for another event and encourages Baton Rouge- area alumni to visit the campus when they are in New Orleans.

If you would like further information about the Baton Rouge Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at (504) 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

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Alumni Day at LSU 

The Office of Alumni were on the road Wednesday, November 29 to Louisiana State University’s campus in Baton Rouge to pay a friendly visit to fellow Crusader graduates. Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 and Assistant Dean of Students Mark Bordelon caught up with over 40 alumni who currently attend LSU. During the day, these Tigers also filled out a brief survey about their “college readiness” and their college plans. Many of the alumni relayed to Mr. Corrente and Mr. Bordelon that they were well prepared for college due to the advanced curriculum at Brother Martin. Alumni also exchanged past high school and recent college experiences while picking up various Brother Martin giveaways. Alumni also described their time on Elysian Fields Ave. as great and very helpful.

Harrison Trepagnier ’15 commented that his experience at Brother Martin “was like no other.” In addition, Brent Clement ’17 said, “my time there was incredible and I had some of the best experiences of my life.” The Crusaders have a strong presence at LSU and many are involved in school organizations ranging from athletics to service to student government.

Brother Martin representatives plan to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on January 25 and Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans on January 29. Be sure to stop by and say hello to your Crusader family!

Birmingham

Birmingham

If you are interested in planning the event or want more information concerning the chapter, please contact the Office Alumni.

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte Chapter Social

Over the weekend, the New Orleans alumni, family, and friends traveled to Charlotte, NC for the annual Alumni Football Trip. On Sunday, travelers watched the Saints defeat the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in week three of the Saints season.  Prior to the game, members of the Crusader community and the Charlotte Chapter gathered at the Carolina Ale House for a social. Alumni and friends in town for the Alumni Football Trip joined the celebration as Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 and Executive Vice President Greg Rando ’77 updated the group on current events, renovations, and Crusader life on campus.   

If you would like further information about the Charlotte Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504- 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

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Dallas

Dallas

Dallas Chapter Saints View-In

Members of the Dallas Alumni Chapter gathered at Dodie’s Reef in Dallas, TX. Dallas alumni and a guest were invited to the complimentary event for a great afternoon. Alumni watched the Saints game while Development Director Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the alumni and guests on school activities and answered questions. The Saints were victorious against the San Francisco ’49ers by a score of 41-23. In addition, Steve Lytell ’74, Randall Richard ’83 and Sean Doublet ’89 helped sponsor this event. Thank you to our alumni and guests for attending this great event!

Denver

Denver

Alumni gathered at Jackson’s across from Coors Field for a chapter TGIF in August. The chapter event coincided with the Alumni Baseball Trip.

Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast

For information call Ron Brisbi ’67 SA 504-616-3845 or 228-222-3352 or Scott Corrente ’83, Director of Alumni, at 504-284-6700.

Houston

Houston

Houston Chapter Crawfish Boil

The Houston Chapter of alumni, family, and friends gathered at the home of Marisa and Tim Taylor ’97 this past weekend for the annual Houston Chapter Crawfish Boil. Guests enjoyed crawfish, burgers, hot dogs and beverages while the kids enjoyed pool activities. Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84 updated the group on Phase III and other school events. Patrick Miller ’97 also informed the group that he will be hosting a chapter event in Missouri City in the fall. Special guests included Executive Vice-President Greg Rando ’77 and Director of School Services Barry Hebert ’74. “It’s great to see so many alumni and friends here in Houston. I’m glad my son gets to experience a little of my high school!” commented Jay Guarino ’83.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, staff, and attendees for supporting the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and the Houston Chapter!

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Lafayette

Lafayette

Lafayette Chapter Social

Alumni and guests from the Lafayette Chapter gathered for a ‘Cajun style’ social at Don’s Seafood Hut on Wednesday, May 16. Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 traveled to ‘Cajun country’ to share the latest Brother Martin news, including an update on Phase III of our Capital Campaign, school activities, and much more with the Crusader event guests. The Alumni Office also enjoyed visiting with families and looks forward to returning to Lafayette for another successful social!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, staff, and attendees for supporting the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and the Lafayette Chapter!

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Las Vegas Chapter Crawfish Boil

The Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association invited Las Vegas alumni and to a “New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil” on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Las Vegas alums indulged in some great crawfish and even burgers and hot dogs at the home of John Kelly ’73.  The Development Director/Assistant to the President was present to update you on school activities and answer questions. Thanks to everyone that attended and to our sponsors!

Sponsors:
Dr. Roderick A. Gex ’80
Mr. Charles C. Larocca ‘71

Mandeville/Covington

Mandeville/Covington

Mandeville/Covington Chapter Social

The Brother Martin Office of Alumni hosted the very popular Mandeville/Covington Chapter Social on Thursday, November 30. The Office of Alumni traveled across the Causeway Bridge for a great evening at the Columbia St. Tap Room with over 60 attendees. This annual event for graduates and their guests is always a favorite for residents in the Northshore area.

“I always look forward to our annual Northshore Chapter Social and each year it seems to grow bigger.  I loved seeing old friends and meeting the recent graduates at this event. It amazes me how many alumni reside or even work on the Northshore that I was not aware of in the past. I am looking forward to return to another chapter event,” commented John Pettavino ’86.

This chapter has over 1,300 alumni residing in the area and it keeps on growing. Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 and Director of Capital Campaign Julia Gandolfi updated everyone on the latest campus news and events. Guests also enjoyed complimentary food and soft drinks while they updated one another on their families and shared past high school experiences from various decades.

“Mike and I look forward each year to attend the Mandeville/Covington Alumni Social.  This year it was very special to see and visit with so many alumni from the 50’s through the 90’s. It was very obvious that St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu and Brother Martin have played such a major role in these men’s lives.” – Deborah Broussard (spouse of Mike Broussard ’69 SA).

If you would like further information about the Mandeville/Covington Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504-284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.comClick here to view our calendar and register for upcoming alumni events in your area.

Memphis

Memphis

Memphis Chapter Meet & Greet

Team members of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association headed to the famous city of Memphis which is the home of Elvis Presley, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and more. While in Memphis for a varsity wrestling tournament,  Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, Head Wrestling Coach Robbie Dauterive ’84, and Assistant Wrestling Coach James Casadaban ’06 gathered together at Owen Brennan’s restaurant to meet and update fellow alumni on various events and news about Brother Martin. Eric Evans ’77, Principal at Elohi Strategic Advisors, and Eric Ellis ’96, Operations Manager at CMC Logistics, exchanged current stories about their careers and families. They enjoyed hearing about ‘Crusader Life’ on Elysian Fields Ave. “We always enjoy seeing our various successful alumni outside of the GNO area and visiting with them in their great cities,” said Spellman.

Last April, Spellman was also instrumental in the “restart” of the Memphis Chapter. The alumni chapter hopes to plan more events such as crawfish boils, dinners, and volunteer projects in their area. In addition, the Memphis alumni were excited to receive updates on Crusader academics and athletics. The Crusader wrestling team even secured a second place victory at the Black Horse Invitational, in Germantown, TN, which featured 24 teams from three states. Congratulations, Crusader Wrestling!

If you would like further information about the Memphis Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504-284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.comClick here to view our calendar and register for upcoming alumni events in your area.

Midwest Chapter (MN, IL, IA, WI)

Chicago

Chicago Chapter Social

In August, St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu and Brother Martin Chicago- area alums met at the Hyatt Regency’s Big Bar for the Chicago Chapter Social. Alumni and guests enjoyed complimentary food while Director of Facilities Nick Lagattuta ’71, Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ‘83 and Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84 updated guests on the latest campus news and events. In addition, Phase III plans were discussed and alumni were encouraged to visit their alma mater on Elysian Fields Avenue.

If you would like to assist with the chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at (504) 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

Thank you to our Chicago Alumni Attendees:

Dwain Celistan ’77
Sam Hale ’95
David Horos ’83
Tony Marchese ’67 SA
Garrett Napier ’08
Walter McDonald ’58 CJ
Mason Williams ’15

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Minnesota

Minnesota

Minnesota Chapter Social

Last weekend, Director of School Services Barry Hebert ’74 traveled to Minneapolis, MN and met up with a few Crusader alumni at Manny’s Steakhouse to update them on the great things happening on Elysian Fields Avenue such as renovations, school activities and more. Hebert commented that, “It was great to see our former grads and to hear about what they are doing now.” He also enjoyed listening to the alumni reminisce about their high school days at Brother Martin.

In addition, Hebert attended the Saints vs. Vikings game, but prior to the game he visited with David Wilson ’84, Justin Scanlan ’00, and James Jones, Jr. ’07. Currently, Wilson is the General Manager at Manny’s Steakhouse; Scanlan is a Senior Scientist at Nanocopoeia, and Jones is a Notre Dame alum and owner/operator of Spark DJ, Inc. While some fans watched “Monday Night Football” on TV where the Saints were defeated by a score of 29-19, Hebert had a great time catching up with these grads.

If you would like further information about the Minnesota Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni at (504) 284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com.

Northeast (MA, NY, NJ, CT, DE and east PA)

Northeast (MA,MS NY, NJ, CT, DE and east PA)

Northeast Chapter Social

Alumni from the Northeast gathered for a social, in New York City, at the Bourbon St. Bar & Grille.  Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84shared the latest Brother Martin news, including an update on Phase III of our Capital Campaign and more. Special guests included Bro. Francis David, former Provincial of the New Orleans Province and current House Director in East Elmhurst, NY, and Justin Fleetwood, Principal at Saint Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J. This was a great night full of brotherhood and excitement for all!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, staff, and attendees for supporting the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and the Northeast Chapter!

For further information about chapter events, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504-284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com. Click here to check out our upcoming alumni events and visit the alumni chapter and clubs page for more great events.

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Boston Chapter Social

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

The Black Rose
160 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston area alumni and their guests are invited to a “happy hour” social. This is a “pay your own way” event. Members of the Alumni Office will be present to update you on school activities and answer questions.

Dress is casual.

If you have any questions, please (504) 284-6700 or email RSVP to alumni@brothermartin.com.

Please RSVP by Monday, June 25, 2018.

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Philadelphia Chapter Social

Lowes Philadelphia – Lobby Lounge
1200 Market Street, Philadelphia

Friday, August 3, 2018

Cocktails 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Philly alumni and guests are invited to cocktails. This is a “pay your own way” event. School personnel will be present to update you on school activities, Phase III Capital Campaign and answer questions. Dress is business casual.

Please RSVP by Friday, July 20, 2018. Call the Alumni Office at (504) 284-6700 e-mail RSVP to alumni@brothermartin.com.

If you cannot make the social, please consider a donation to the Chapter Fund.

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Northern California

Northern California

Northern California Chapter Social

On Tuesday, May 13th, Northern California alumni were invited to a baseball game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Alumni and a guest were invited to a “Suite Party” with complimentary food and drinks, compliments of Mark Kaufman ’83 to watch the Oakland A’s take on the Chicago White Sox. Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the group on school activities and invited alumni to visit campus whenever they are in New Orleans.  Thanks to all the attendees.

Orlando

Orlando/Tampa/St. Pete

Alumni Saints Party

Alumni and friends of the Orlando, Tampa, and St. Pete’s Alumni Chapter gathered together at Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen in Florida on Sunday, October 23 to watch the New Orleans Saints take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Alumni watched the game while Development Director Tommy Mitchell ’79 updated the alumni and guests on school activities and answered questions. The Saints were defeated by the Chiefs by a score of 21-27, but the alumni still had a great time.

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest-PNW

Pacific Northwest Saints’ Game

Barry Hebert ’74 and Kenny Spellman ’84 travelled to Seattle to visit our Pacific Northwest alumni.  On Sunday, alumni (Greg Gex ’77 (sponsor) and Ricky Richard ‘81 from Nevada, Jay Joyner ’71 from Montana, Dwayne Mathieu ’81 from Washington and Graham Grisoli ’02 who recently moved to Seattle from Northern California) and friends gathered for a social.  Jay Romig ’72 and other alumni in Seattle for the Saints game joined the party.  On Monday, members of the group had lunch at The Steelhead Diner before heading to the game.  On the way, more alumni were spotted at a “Saints Party” at a New Orleans-themed establishment. Later Al Serpas ’60 SA and Al Grunsky ’72 joined the group at the stadium.  Although the game didn’t go our way, the trip was a special event celebrating Brother Martin High School more than 2,700 miles away from home.

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San Antonio

San Antonio

Austin/San Antonio Chapter Dinner

Alumni gathered at River City Seafood & Grill in San Antonio for a Chapter Dinner in late February.  Assistant to the President Nick Lagattuta ’71 updated the group on campus activities and discussed the future school plans and chapter events.  Dr. Joe Macaluso ’71 sponsored the dinner.  There are approximately 120 alumni living in the San Antonio/Austin area.

Slidell

Slidell

Saints View Party

Melinda and Barry Hebert ’74 hosted an event for Slidell alumni and guests to watch the Saints vs. Falcons game. Stadium food and drinks were served as guests viewed the game and shared stories. Kenny Spellman ’84 thanked everyone for attending; especially the event hosts and sponsors, and gave a brief update on the state of Brother Martin High School.

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Southern California

Southern California

 

South Carolina

South Carolina

Saints vs. Panthers Game

Brother Martin President John Devlin joined Charlotte area alumni, friends and family at the Saints vs. Panthers game on November 17.  Mr. Devlin updated the group on campus activity as they watched the Saints and Panthers battle. Unfortunately, the Saints loss to the Panthers by a score of 20-23, but that did not stop the group from having a great time!

South Central Mississippi

South Central Mississippi (USM)

Alumni Day at USM

Kenny Spellman ’84, Thomas Mavor and Justin Fleetwood visited the Student Union at the University of Southern Mississippi last Thursday to visit with alumni.  Brother Martin alumni shared stories of their college experience, filled out a brief survey concerning their “college readiness” and picked up some gifts.  Dr. David Jouandot ’03 and Alex Coppejans, Science instructors at Brother Martin accompanied eight current students as they observed lab experiments at the USM Science Department.

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South Florida

South Florida

South Florida Chapter Saints Party

New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders

South Florida alumni and their families were invited to Shuck N’ Dive in Fort Lauderdale to watch the Saints vs. Raiders game on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Alumni and families  wore their black and gld watched the Saints/Bucs game.

Tampa

Tampa

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland A’s
Tropicana Field
Game time 6:10 PM

Tampa alumni and a guest are invited to the Tampa Bay vs. Oakland game. Your price of $35.00 per person (Children under 12 – $15.00) will include a Game Ticket and Food and Drinks in the Suite.

Tickets are limited. Two tickets per alumnus, please. Your ticket will be held only if payment has been received. TICKETS WILL BE LEFT AT WILL CALL FOR PICK-UP ON GAMEDAY.

If you have any questions, please call the Brother Martin Alumni Office at (504) 284-6700 or email alumni@brothermartin.com.

Please RSVP by Thursday, September 6, 2018.

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Triangle (NC)

Triangle (NC)

Over the weekend, the New Orleans alumni, family, and friends traveled to Charlotte, NC for the annual Alumni Football Trip. On Sunday, travelers watched the Saints defeat the Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in week three of the Saints season.  Prior to the game, members of the Crusader community and the Charlotte Chapter gathered at the Carolina Ale House for a social. Alumni and friends in town for the Alumni Football Trip joined the celebration as Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 and Executive Vice President Greg Rando ’77 updated the group on current events, renovations, and Crusader life on campus.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. Chapter Close-Up Meet & Greet

As other surrounding area high school students prepare for their upcoming Close Up trip in a week, our Crusaders reflect on their time at Close Up from this past November.

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, six Brother Martin juniors and seniors accompanied Mr. Christopher Vicknair, the Close Up Moderator, on the annual Close Up trip to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, VA from November 25 to December 2, 2017. The trip is sponsored by the Close Up Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan civic education organization. Through site visits, lectures, and workshop activities, high school students learn the political process and are encouraged to develop their own political efficacy. One of the highlights of the trip included Capitol Hill Day, where Close Up students visited their state’s congressional delegation and saw government at work.

This year, Crusaders were welcomed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s offices where Mitchell Shea ’10 introduced the Crusaders to Congressman Scalise and guided them on a tour through the Capitol building. Representative Cedric Richmond and Senator Bill Cassidy also met them and answered questions.

Additionally, the Crusaders enjoyed a trip to see the historic Ford’s Theatre where President Lincoln was assassinated. Students were also able to tour the FBI Building and meet with Cindy Franco, attorney with the FBI and wife of Dave Franco ’83. Alumnus Ronnie Lampard ’02 was also in attendance talking with the students about their busy life at school and their possible college/career choices in law, government, etc. Lampard commented, “I really enjoyed speaking with the Brother Martin students during their Close-Up trip. All of these students possessed a keen interest in government. I have no doubt that they will go on to thrive in their career choices.” Brian Walsh ’09 was also another alumnus that was eager to see the Crusaders in our nation’s capital.

Thank you to all of our D.C. alumni for the hospitality and support that was shown to our young men participating in Close Up!

Contact Information
Alumni & Development
4401 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
Office: (504) 284-6700
Fax: (504) 284-5888
alumni@brothermartin.com

If you are an alumnus of a club, team or organization that is not represented on this page and you are interested in reuniting your group, please contact Kenny Spellman ’84 at the Office of Alumni (504) 284-6700.

Academic Games

Academic Games

Trivia Night VI & Academic Games Reunion

On Thursday, December 28, Brother Martin held their ever-popular Trivia Night and Academic Games Reunion which continued the battle of who is smarter than a Crusader. Questions, such as Who was the first principal of Brother Martin High School? or Who led troops in the Battle of the Bulge? or any type of trivia question, proved challenging to the 20 teams.

James Maumus ’89Jeff Maumus ’97, and Miguel Sanchez ’00 of Challenge Entertainment and Live Trivia returned to campus to host this widely-popular event.  During the night, the Maumus brothers used their microphone on stage to quiz Crusader alumni, parents, family, and friends to six rounds of trivia questions ranging from Brother Martin history, sports, geography, and entertainment. In addition, helpful clues were given to participants in various ways which made this event a great night and added a little friendly competition for all.

Also, members of the Academic Games alumni group, which included Joel Maumus ’92, Jeff Magill ’90, Brian Giandelone ’02, Brother Neal Golden ’57 CJ, Jon Frosch ’03, Craig Zeller ’02James Maumus ’89, Jeff Maumus ’97, and Will Monson ’03, gathered together to reminisce about their days as members of Academic Games in school and to take a group photo at the end of the night.

Academic Games at Brother Martin has a rich tradition and continues to be a popular extracurricular club for many current students, as well. Former member of the Academic Teams Brian Giandelone ’02 commented that “it’s great to come back to my alma mater, reconnect with my classmates and enjoy a night of trivia with old and new friends.”

It was also a great night for some lucky winners, such as “Crispito II: Electric Boogaloo” (Jacob Mayer ’03, Lindsey Prevost Mayer, Jon Frosch ’03William Monson ’03, and Bradley Rosenberg),  who were crowned overall champions along with “Team Thomas” (Josh Thomas ’97, Angie Thomas, Billy Rieger ’95Sarah Rieger, Nick Castjohn ’95, and Cheryl Castjohn) who finished as overall runners-up. The “Golden’s Crusaders” (Bro. Neal Golden ’57 CJ, Dr. Stephen Tucker, Richard Dempsey ’70Bruce Bivona ’70, and Sean Brunet ’86) knew their Brother Martin trivia as they secured a win for the Brother Martin portion of the event. In addition, Jeremy Pelegrin ’94 of “The Village Idiots” was the lucky winner of the 50/50 raffle. Dr. Stephen Tucker summed up the night by stating that “at Brother Martin Trivia nights, nostalgia is everything it used to be and almost as much fun as my former history classes.”

Thank you to our Food Services, Brainiacs, Office of Alumni and to Greg Ansley ’83 for also sponsoring the trivia night.

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Band

Band

Alumni Band Reunion & Performance

“Its music to our ears” as the Brother Martin Alumni Band joined together for an “alumni-studded” night at the 2017 Alumni Band Reunion. Since inception in 2006, various members of the Crusader Alumni Band have participated in the reunion. “This year marks our twelfth year and the event continues to grow and gain popularity,” commented Kraig de Lanzac ’86. Many of this year’s participants have also been playing in the reunion performance since inception with de Lanzac, including David Connick ’88 and Mike Hotstream ’90.

“Each year more graduates from the classes before 2000 turn up, and we have worked to welcome more graduates.  This year our participants ranged from the Class of 1951 up to the Class of 2017 graduates. Every year since 2011 we have dedicated our event to our mentor Marty Hurley, who truly enjoyed Alumni Band events,” said de Lanzac.

The night before the game, band members gathered in the Prof. Taverna Band Room on campus, socialized and rehearsed for their big night at the Brother Martin vs. Jesuit football game. They also received their official t-shirts and practiced playing some great music to entertain all! On Friday, alumni, family and friends attended a tailgate party hosted by the Office of Alumni with great food and music. Participants also met current band members at Brother Martin and shared past and current stories about what it is like to be member of the Crusader Band.  Then, Alumni Band headed into the stadium joining the Crusader Band in some musical numbers and performed a few of their own. During halftime, the Alumni Band joined forces with the Crusader Marching Band and members of the Junior High Band for an outstanding performance on the field. Tunes performed were “Word Up,” “Hey Baby,” “No” and the “Crusader Fight Song.”

The Crusaders defeated the Jesuit Blue Jays be a score of 23-17. It was an all-around successful night and great time to be a Crusader!

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Baseball

Baseball

Alumni Baseball Tournament

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Alumni Softball First Pitch
10:00 a.m. on Farley Field

Post-Game Reception
Immediately following game at Alumni & Development Office

Brother Martin vs. Rummel
First Pitch 7:00 p.m. at Kirsch Rooney

$25 per player of the Alumni Softball game and includes game shirt, post-game reception and one ticket to the Brother Martin vs. Rummel baseball game. Alumni Softball game and post-game reception are open to alumni and guests. Reception will include complimentary food, beer and soft drinks. (You must be 21 or older to drink alcohol).

Please RSVP to Draft Party- Wednesday, March 21 • 7:00 p.m.
Location to be determined and complimentary food and cash bar.

Scheduled guests will include Mark Wisniewski ’81 and Barry Hebert ’74!

The following teams will be recognized at this event:
1983 American Legion State & Regional Champs
2008 District Champs
2013 Undefeated District Champs

Sponsorship Opportunities:
All sponsor levels include the following:
Listing in Century II & website

Shirt $500 (limit 1)
Please call to reserve by Friday March 9
Name on Event Game Shirts
Name on Signage at Event
Table Tents

Gold $250
Name on Signage at Event
Table Tents

Crimson $100
Name on Signage at Event

Crusader $50
Recognition at Softball Game

If you have any questions, please call Scott Corrente ’83 in the Brother Martin Alumni Office at (504) 284-6700 or email RSVP to scorrente@brothermartin.com.

Alumni playing in softball game must RSVP by Friday, March 17.

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Basketball

Basketball

It was “back to the basics” on the basketball court at Brother Martin for the annual St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin Basketball Lettermen Reunion/Alumni Game. Since its inception in 2014, alumni players, former coaches, and families have gathered together to play and/or watch some friendly competition between one another. Alumni were split up into two teams with Bill Gallagher ’71 leading “Team Gold” and Michael Lemmon leading “Team Crimson.”

In the end, “Team Gold” was victorious claiming the championship title by a score of 46-39. Coach Gallagher commented on his win, “Better than winning the alumni game was just seeing all of those alumni back on campus and enjoying themselves. What a great time talking about old games and championships. All of those guys can still play, too!”

In addition, Milton Dureau ’69 CJ, Ron Brisbi ’67 SA, and Jeff Hotard ’07 officiated the game. Current varsity coaches Chris Biehl  and Tommy Smith ’71 took a break from their regular basketball duties and handled the official’s table for our athletic alumni. Sports enthusiasts Bro. Neal Golden ’57 CJ, Coach Andy Russo, and many others also watched from their seats and reminisced about their former years on the court and sidelines. During his stint, Coach Russo coached the Cor Jesu Kingsmen for one year and later the Brother Martin Crusaders for four years. He led the Crusaders to the semi-finals three times and brought two state titles back home to Elysian Fields Ave.

After the game some alumni players participated  in the three-point contest, showcasing their basketball skills that many still possess since their days at Brother Martin. Schane Rillieux ’11 was the winner this year and can claim bragging rights over John Lally ’92, who was last year’s three-point champion. Following the three-point contest, participants and families were treated to a post-game reception in the Benson Mall with lunch, food and drinks.

For further information about the basketball reunion, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504-284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.comClick here to check out our upcoming alumni events and visit the alumni chapter and clubs page for more great events.

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Bowling

Bowling

Bowling Reunion & Alumni Tournament

On Sunday evening, the Brother Martin bowling community held its first Alumni Bowling Tournament and Reunion at Colonial Bowling Lanes.  The inaugural tournament was a huge success, drawing over 30 participants as well as numerous friends and family members. Alumni and friends enjoyed complimentary chicken fettuccine, jambalaya, finger sandwiches, pizza, chicken kickers and soft drinks.

Seven teams competed for the inaugural championship title. Team Averaging with a  216, “Team 5” defeated “Team 1” in the finals. The championship team members were Craig Schaffer ’79, Joseph Musso ‘77, Blaise Himbert ’10, and Bruce Himbert, Sr. ’78.  Coach Himbert bowled ten straight strikes and ended up with a score of 289 in the final match.

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Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders

Cheerleader Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Crimson Shield

Crimson Shields

Crimson Shield Social

On Tuesday, December 12, Scot Craig ’80, owner and manager of Katie’s in Mid-City, welcomed to his restaurant a group of young alumni from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association. These Crusaders are also former recipients of the Crimson Shield Award. Chef Craig prepared for them a full New Orleans’ cuisine of crawfish pies, pasta, jambalaya, and bread pudding for dessert. Alumni from the classes of 2007 to the present enjoyed an entertaining evening of fun and merriment during this Christmas season.

Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83 eagerly welcomed these young men back to New Orleans since many of them reside outside of the GNO area. They are in college or busy pursuing their career. The young men reminisced about the early stages of their career paths ranging from medical school to landscape architecture, and to environmental science. They were also able to catch up on current Crusader news and find out more about Crusaders attending Brother Martin. In addition, Judy Rodriguez, College Counselor Kelly Wild, and Director of Admissions Carlos Bogran III ’99 visited with the recipients and congratulated them on their success and applauded their future endeavors.

“The Crimson Shield Social is an event that I look forward to attending every year.  I had a wonderful time catching up with teachers and fellow alumni who share such a strong passion for Brother Martin,” stated Matthew Quitzau ’10.

This Crimson Shield Award, initiated in 2007, is named after the school’s signature shield, which features both the cross of Christ’s crucifixion and the sword point of the Crusader who fights for justice.  Each shield identifies a distinct quality such as confidence or persistence for example, that has led the student to achieving his accomplishments.

For further information about the Crimson Shield Social, please contact the Office of Alumni at 504-284-6700 or alumni@brothermartin.com. Click here to check out our upcoming alumni events and visit the alumni chapter and clubs page for more great events.

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Cross Country

Cross Country

Cross Country Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Dionysians

Dionysians

Brother Martin Dionysians Reunion

Members of the Dionysians alumni from 1971-1976 gathered for a celebration honoring their beloved moderators Dave Dessens and Sydney Palmisano in mid-October.  The event was held on the rooftop of the Woodward Loft apartments in the Warehouse District.  Special guest and current Dionysians moderator David “Rex” Joyner joined the party and updated the group on current projects.  Mickal Baldinger ’76, Marlene Milazzo Landry, Ellen Reardon Mills and Beth Arroyo-Utterback served on the committee.

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Football

Football 

Football Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Golden Crusader

Golden Crusader

The 2016 Golden Crusader Lunch returned to The Steak Knife where Robert Roth ’75 and his staff prepared and served a delicious meal for over 80 Golden Crusaders and special guests.  Tommy Mitchell ’79 welcomed everyone, gave an update on school activities, requested attendees fill out a brief survey and introduced the 2016 Golden Crusaders.  Deacon David Ducote ’04 led the prayer before the meal.  Committee members Mark Bologna ’88 and Philip Averill ’04 gave testimonials about what the Golden Crusader Award means to them.  Special guests included President John Devlin, Assistants to the President Nick Lagattuta ’71 and Greg Rando ’77, Bro. Carl Bouchereau, Bro. Neal Golden ’57 CJ, Thomas Mavor, Guy Nelson, Arthur Hardy and Justin Fleetwood.  Current Golden Crusader faculty members in attendance were Carlos Bogran ’99, Ryan Gallagher ’00, Barry Hebert ’74, Chris Bailey ’86, Dominick Caronna ’85, Jerry Ursin ’07 and Craig Zeller ’02.

Philip Averill ’04, Brian Barkemeyer ’79, Mark Bologna ’88, Michael Calogero ’81, Philip Catanzaro ’97, Gary Giepert ’80, Adam Griego ’10, Scott Hedlund ’97, Zachary Materne ’01, Tommy Mitchell ’79, John Person ’73 and Patrick Young ’07 served on the committee.

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NJROTC

NJROTC

NJRTOC Reunion

The Crusader Fight song captured the spirit of the evening: “We’re going to fight for our Alma Mater; For Brother Martin, crimson and gold. We’re going to shout ’til the skies resound it; We’re going to win over foes untold”  which is exactly what occurred on Friday night at Tad Gormley Stadium for the 2017 Homecoming game against the Holy Cross Tigers.  Eventually winning by a score of 26-22, the ‘Crimson & Gold’ Crusaders fought hard on the gridiron, while prior to the game, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association kicked off the weekend with a tailgate celebration.   The Student Ambassadors, under the direction of Debbie Broussard, served the alumni, families, and friends refreshments such as Pepsi products and jambalaya donated by Pete Algero ’80 with Alex Becnel ’08 supervising the tailgating experience. Pat Barbaro ’85 provided some great music which got the party started. Even Chaplain Fr. Paul Hart ’70, Fr. David Ducote ’04, Bro. Neal Golden, S.C. ’57 CJ, and Bro. Dwight Kenney, S.C. ’71 took time out of their busy evening to join in the fun along with the administration, faculty, staff, parents, and guests! It was also great to see graduates from St. Aloysius, Cor Jesu, and Brother Martin come together in celebration.

While the tailgating was under way, the cheerleaders, NJROTC Rifle Team, the Drumline, and the Crusader Band treated the guests to special performances.  Prior to the game, alumnus and faculty member Stephen Lewis ’03 announced the members of the 2017 Homecoming Court with their student escorts. Then, alumni football players of the 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2007 Brother Martin District Champions were honored. Also, the 2002 and 2007 Cross Country State Championship teams  as well as the 1972, 1977, and 1992 teams were recognized as they celebrated their championship anniversaries.  The captains of the 1967 St. Aloysius & Cor Jesu teams, William Madary ’68 CJ and Gerald Buchert ’68 SA served as honorary captains for their 50-year anniversary.  Finally, it was time for spirited fans to watch some great football action.

Then at halftime, Miss Calley Blue was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen as alumni Board President Sal Brocato ’88 presented her the crown. Miss Blue is a Brother Martin cheerleader and the daughter of Alumnus Johnny Blue ’86 (Rachelle). Mark Buchert ’81, Johnny Blue ’86, Louis Chaplain ’82, Billy Douglass ’87, Chance Miller ’88, Steven Seiler ’83, and Dana Yuratich ’89 served as alumni escorts for the young ladies.

After the close scoring game, alumni and guested continued their celebration at the annual Lettermen Party at Lakeview Harbor. Gathered together, they reminisced about their days in football, cross country, cheerleading, and NJROTC. Barry Hebert ’74 and his son, Taylor ’10, joined in the celebration as they were both members of their respective district championship teams. Barry was a member of the ’72 team, and Taylor was a member of the ’07 team. NJROTC Alumni were also excited to discuss the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NJROTC.

“The Crimson Crusaders are our heroes; They are the men who never say die. So while the whole gang is here Let’s stand up and cheer For Brother Martin High!!!”

Thank you to all for a great Homecoming 2017!

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Rugby

Rugby

Brother Martin Rugby Reunion and Touch Rugby Game

Saturday, January 6, was a fun-filled day for our alumni athletes! Our Crusaders had a great turnout for the Alumni Lacrosse, Alumni Rugby and Alumni Soccer games. Organized by the Office of Alumni and committee volunteers, the events were a great day of friendly-competition and reconnection for our Crusader alumni.

The eventful day began with the Alumni Lacrosse game at noon on the Tom and Gayle Benson Field. A great showing of 28 alumni came to play against the varsity and junior varsity, and to partake in the Jambalaya Feast. Current lacrosse players consisting of Noah Velez ‘18 (#23) and Felipe Gomez ‘18 (#10) led the varsity with three goals each, other goals were scored by Ryan Templet ’19 (#32), and Will Walsten ‘19 (#21). Edwin Pigeon ’16 led the alumni with two goals by the middle of the third quarter. The varsity team ended up taking home the victory by a score 8-7, but the alumni were tough until the last second.

The Crusader JVB team also scrimmaged against the Holy Cross JVB team, while the alumni refueled on jambalaya and hamburgers before taking on their next challenge. In addition, Brother Dwight Kenney S.C. ’71 was in attendance receiving a fast education on the rules of lacrosse during the JVB Game. The JV Team then scrimmaged against the alumni to close out the day, but the alumni were out for some goals and outscored the JV team by a score of 13-2.

“The Alumni Game was always one of my favorite days as a player at Brother Martin, but it was even more special to come back as a graduate and play with some old teammates and new players,” said Kirby Steiffel ’16, “It’s awesome to see the program still growing in the right direction.”

Across the street on Farley Field, the Alumni Soccer game kicked-off at 1:30 p.m. The game began with Scott Corrente ‘83, Director of Alumni, welcoming the soccer alumni and dividing up into teams: Crimson vs. White. Each team consisted of 17 alumni players. The Crimson team came out victorious over the White team with a final score of 4-1. All of the players were able to relax and catch up at a social afterwards held at the Office of Alumni.

“It is nice to get all former players together for a match each year. There is always a wide variety of ages that play, which keeps the game fun but still competitive. It is something we look forward to every January,” said Craig Wills ’03.

Lastly, the Alumni Rugby game took place in City Park at 3 p.m. More than 30 former Brother Martin rugby team members joined the current squad for a spirited game of touch rugby.  The annual Alumni Game continues the tradition of fellowship and camaraderie that are the hallmarks of the game of rugby. The rugby alumni met up at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub after the game for an evening social.

“We always welcome former players at practice, games and in particular for this annual game,” said Coach Gary Giepert ’80.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity for former players to renew friendships and for current players to know some of the family that is Brother Martin Rugby.”

Thank you to all of our alumni participants, alumni sponsors and committee volunteers who helped to plan each of these sporting events! With the great alumni support and participation, these Crusader alumni games were a huge success.

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Soccer

Soccer

Soccer Reunion and Alumni Match

Saturday, January 6, was a fun-filled day for our alumni athletes! Our Crusaders had a great turnout for the Alumni Lacrosse, Alumni Rugby and Alumni Soccer games. Organized by the Office of Alumni and committee volunteers, the events were a great day of friendly-competition and reconnection for our Crusader alumni.

The eventful day began with the Alumni Lacrosse game at noon on the Tom and Gayle Benson Field. A great showing of 28 alumni came to play against the varsity and junior varsity, and to partake in the Jambalaya Feast. Current lacrosse players consisting of Noah Velez ‘18 (#23) and Felipe Gomez ‘18 (#10) led the varsity with three goals each, other goals were scored by Ryan Templet ’19 (#32), and Will Walsten ‘19 (#21). Edwin Pigeon ’16 led the alumni with two goals by the middle of the third quarter. The varsity team ended up taking home the victory by a score 8-7, but the alumni were tough until the last second.

The Crusader JVB team also scrimmaged against the Holy Cross JVB team, while the alumni refueled on jambalaya and hamburgers before taking on their next challenge. In addition, Brother Dwight Kenney S.C. ’71 was in attendance receiving a fast education on the rules of lacrosse during the JVB Game. The JV Team then scrimmaged against the alumni to close out the day, but the alumni were out for some goals and outscored the JV team by a score of 13-2.

“The Alumni Game was always one of my favorite days as a player at Brother Martin, but it was even more special to come back as a graduate and play with some old teammates and new players,” said Kirby Steiffel ’16, “It’s awesome to see the program still growing in the right direction.”

Across the street on Farley Field, the Alumni Soccer game kicked-off at 1:30 p.m. The game began with Scott Corrente ‘83, Director of Alumni, welcoming the soccer alumni and dividing up into teams: Crimson vs. White. Each team consisted of 17 alumni players. The Crimson team came out victorious over the White team with a final score of 4-1. All of the players were able to relax and catch up at a social afterwards held at the Office of Alumni.

“It is nice to get all former players together for a match each year. There is always a wide variety of ages that play, which keeps the game fun but still competitive. It is something we look forward to every January,” said Craig Wills ’03.

Lastly, the Alumni Rugby game took place in City Park at 3 p.m. More than 30 former Brother Martin rugby team members joined the current squad for a spirited game of touch rugby.  The annual Alumni Game continues the tradition of fellowship and camaraderie that are the hallmarks of the game of rugby. The rugby alumni met up at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub after the game for an evening social.

“We always welcome former players at practice, games and in particular for this annual game,” said Coach Gary Giepert ’80.  “It’s a wonderful opportunity for former players to renew friendships and for current players to know some of the family that is Brother Martin Rugby.”

Thank you to all of our alumni participants, alumni sponsors and committee volunteers who helped to plan each of these sporting events! With the great alumni support and participation, these Crusader alumni games were a huge success.

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Student Ministers

Student Ministers

Fr. Paul Hart ’70 directed the annual Alumni Day of Reflection. The theme of the day was “Spiritual Fitness: Getting Back in Shape with God”. Alumni listened to presentations, participated in Reconciliation, the Way of the Cross, the Rosary and personal reflection. Fr. Paul celebrated Mass in The Branton Chapel followed by lunch in The Terrace. Serving on the committee were chairman Randy Oddo ’62 SA, Judge Bob Burns ’62 SA, Bro. Louis Couvillon, John Hodges ’62 SA, Tony Melito ’76 and Wayne Wellmeier ’86.

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis Tournament

Over the weekend, members of the 1986 & 1987 Brother Martin tennis championship teams and guests attended their lettermen reunion at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside to reminisce and engage with the current Crusader tennis team. The 1987 state champions were recognized at the event as they celebrated their 30th anniversary and recognized their coach, Dr. Winston P. Riehl. Dr. Riehl enjoyed catching up with his former players, and explained the health benefits of how playing tennis leads to a longer, healthier life.  This year’s team looks forward to competing in the upcoming Regional Tournament at City Park/ Pepsi Tennis Center on April 18 & 19 and State in Monroe, LA on April 26 & 27.

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Wrestling

Wrestling

Wrestling Reunion

It was a thrilling night for members of the Crusader wrestling team and alumni last Friday. The Crusader wrestlers, under the direction of Coach Robert Dauterive ’84, were victorious against the Holy Cross Tigers in their dual meet. Dauterive and his wrestlers fought hard in this evenly contested meet with both teams winning seven matches. A pair of pins and pair of major decisions by the Crusaders were enough to provide their margin of victory of 29-24.

Director of Alumni Scott Corrente ’83, Director of Development Kenny Spellman ’84, and former members of the Brother Martin wrestling team were also on hand for the annual wrestling reunion/social. During the meet, wrestlers from championship anniversary teams of 2013, 2003, 1983, and 1978 were recognized. After the dual meet, alumni and friends enjoyed food and drinks at MoPho which was founded by fellow Brother Martin alumni Michael Gulotta ’98 (wrestler), Jeff Gulotta ’93 (wrestler), and Jeffrey Bybee ’97. Coach Dauterive was on hand to update former wrestlers on his current team and thanked them for supporting Crusader wrestling throughout the years. Jim Casadaban ’79, a former wrestler, commented “as a wrestler, club coach, referee, and dad I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know 40+ years of Crusader wrestlers. It was great to see everyone and what an awesome brotherhood of Crimson Crusaders!” Casadaban was a member of the first Brother Martin state championship team and has a long legacy of wrestlers in his family.

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